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upon the inspiration of one brain to conceive and to direct. The genius of the one man, as in James T. Fields, made Ticknor & Fields. In doing it, however, Mr. Fields succeeded admirably in making his own name more widely known and his own individuality more marked than the sign under which he traded. Mr. Flagg cannot be said to have taken a single step during his long career in making his name known publicly. His merits as a bookseller, and the knowledge of bis efforts in building up the largest law publishing firm probably in the world. is confined within the limits of his trade. The names of Mr. Fields and Mr. Flagg naturally suggest each other, from the fact that they commenced as boys together-one at the "Old Cor ner," still standing; the other well nigh opposite. Both made themselves the leading men in their respective houses. Each built up a large and completely successful publishing department, apart from the selling of books simply— Mr. Fields in belles-lettres, Mr. Flagg in law publications. The resemblance is even closer when we remember that each in his turn retired comparatively young in years, after a term of service which, if counted as one, would number in round figures close upon a hundred years. The death of Mr. Fields left Mr. Flagg the oldest of our Boston publishers actively engaged. His retirement now from the field elevates to that honorable position Mr. Alexander Williams, who with Mr. T. O. H. P. Burnham, Mr. William Lee, of Lee & Shepard, and Mr. Thomas Niles, of Roberts Brothers, were all boys in the trade when he commenced.


POSTAL MATTERS. DECISIONS AFFECTING PUBLISHERS FROM DECEMBER 20, 1882, TO JANUARY, 20, 1883. From the U. S. Postal Guide, February, 1883. 1124. Ruling 819, page 747, the words "mail matter" should read "letters prepaid with one full rate of postage." Postmasters are to understand by the foregoing that hereafter no matter can be forwarded in the mails after it reaches its original address without a new prepayment of postage, except letters which have one full rate paid thereon, namely, three cents, and newspapers or other periodicals which are to be forwarded to subscribers from one post-office to another which are in the same county where the paper to be forwarded is published and in whole or in part printed.

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HENRY JAMES.-The Literary World, Jan. 13, gives perhaps the best account of his life and works. The literary estimates by A. P. Peabody, Edward A. Hall, C. A. Bartol, and Chas. A. Dana are preceded by a full bibliography.


SCOTT'S WAVERLEY NOVELS.-"A Key to All the Waverley Novels" has been issued in London by Griffith & Farran. The author or compiler is Henry Grey, author of The Classics for the Million." A table is given of the leading characters in each story, and the plot is set forth as briefly and as clearly as possible.

LITERATURE FOR THE YOUNG.--Miss C. M. Hewins, author of "Books for the Young," has undertaken the charge of a new department in the Library Journal, in which, somewhat on the plan of the "Library Purchase Lists," an annotated record of the current literature for the young will be kept for the guidance of librarians and educators.

LITERATURE IN 1882.-The Boston Literary World, Dec. 30, contains a general survey of "The World's Literature in 1882," and the London Athenæum, Dec. 30, gives its annual series of articles on "The Continental Literature of the Year." The PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY annual survey of American publications is given in its issue of Jan. 27.


EDUCATIONAL.-The Dec. School Bulletin, published by C. W. Bardeen, Syracuse, gives a list of "Rare Books on Pedagogy," supplementary to a Catalogue of Books on Teaching," published in former issues, and now to be had separately. The Literary World, Nov. 4, in answer to a query, gives a list of 25 of the best English books on teaching.

EMERSON. -Mr. Alex. Ireland gives in the Athenæum, Jan. 13, an "Emerson Bibliography," in three sections-viz., Articles in English and American Periodicals; Magazine Articles, etc., since his Death; Foreign Transactions and Articles. The whole first section is a verbatim copy from Poole's new Index, taken without a word of credit to the source.

PERIODICAL LITERATURE.-Poole's long and anxiously expected Index to Periodical Literature," brought down to Jan. 1882, is ready. (See P. W., Jan. 6, p. 6.) It is, according to the N. Y. Times, "indispensable to every literary man in England or America. . . . In magnitude and thoroughness the work surpasses anything that has been heretofore attempted in this field."

NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.-Mr. W. M. Griswold has added a tenth number to his Q. P. Indexes (Bangor, Me.), in the shape of a "General Index to the North American Review," for vols. 92-134, covering the years 1861-82. For the volumes 92-125 it competes with the corre sponding portion of Mr. Cushing's North American Index, and of course is less full, though it adds some topics.



HERBERT SPENCER.-The January Bulletin of the Philadelphia Mercantile Library contains Reading Notes on Herbert Spencer and his Works." Mr. John Edmands, the compiler, states that the list was mostly in type before the appearance of Mr. Foster's very elaborate A list [Monthly Reference Lists, Sept. 1882]. few references have been added from his article and a few from other sources.

RENAISSANCE LITERATURE.-Symonds's "Renaissance in Italy: Italian literature" (Holt) contains a chapter on "History and Philosophy," and another on Retrospect of the Renaissance Literature." They are, says the Nation, the best in the whole work, the first, especially, showing that the author has made good use of the exhaustive study of Machiavelli, by Prof. Villari, the History of Italian Literature," by De Sanctis, and the Italian authors mentioned in the preface.


GUSTAVE DORÉ.-Almost all the leading dailies dated Jan. 24, and the weeklies published subsequently, had some account of his life and works. The latest tidings about him that reached this country, before his death, is Mrs. Lucy H. Hooper's account of her recent visit to Doré's, studio, as given in her Paris letter, dated Dec. 15, which appeared in the Philadelphia Telegraph, Dec. 29. Quite a number of references will be found in Poole's new Index.

FRANKLIN. The Boston Public Library Bulletin, October, contains the titles of works written by Franklin now in the library, and also those which the library lacks. In future bulletins will be published lists of works printed by him or relating to him, and descriptive of engravings and portraits of Franklin. There are now in the library 547 volumes written by, printed by, or relating to Franklin, besides such of his works as are to be found in the transactions of learned societies.-Library Journal.

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN HISTORY FOR CHILDREN.-The Hartford Library Association Bulletin, Oct. 1, 1882, has a good note of a page on English and American History for Children." Miss Hewins's remarks on fiction are plainspoken.-Library Journal.


This article forms part of Miss Hewins's "Books for the Young," just published by F. Leypoldt. Of this little guide to the literature for the young the Library Journal says: "The work is excellently done, and has already been found useful in the selection of a library.'

ARABIAN NIGHTS.-This title has recently appeared in several combinations, so that the simultaneous quotation of the full titles may prevent confusion. The Land of the Arabian Nights," by W. P. Fogg (Scribner), is a volume of travel through Egypt, Arabia, and Persia, to Bagdad. "The New Arabian Nights" (Lippincott) contains select tales not included in Lane's or Galland's translations. New Arabian Nights," by R. L. Stevenson (Holt), has nothing more in common with the original "Arabian Nights"-being stories of a modern type-than the form of interlinked narration, the ingenious plots, and thrilling scenes and mysteries.

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WOOD ENGRAVING.-The recent publication of several important works on the subject shows the growing interest in this direction, but also, in the minds of many persons, has already led to some confusion as to identity. Therefore we give the titles together, which of themselves sufficiently indicate the various treatments: 'Hand-book of Wood-Engraving, with practical instruction in the art for persons wishing to learn without an instructor," by W. A. Emerson (Lee & Shepard); "A History of Wood Engraving," by G. E. Woodberry (Harper); "The History of Wood-Engraving in America," by W. J. Linton (Estes & Lauriat). To these should be added, as one of the most important works on the subject, "The Life and Works of Thomas Bewick," by D. C. Thomson (Bouton).

THE ACTS.-The most useful guide through the literature on this subject, for the use of teachers, is perhaps the article in the Sunday School Times Dec. 9, under the heading Some Lesson Helps," reprinted in the Literary News for Feb. The Examiner, Jan. 4, reviews Hackett, Cowles, Deems, Vincent, and Hurlbut, Howson and Spence (Schaff), Peloubet; also "Half-Hours with the Lessons" and "Heroes and Holidays." The Sunday School Times, Jan. 20, gives a supplementary list of books suitable for Sunday-school libraries and adapted for a younger class of readers.

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ART.-Those wishing to gain a clear, concise, and correct idea of art and art-theories should read Mr. S. G. W. Benjamin's little work "What is Art?" We place this little book by the side of M. Taine's more comprehensive, well-known, and excellent works, Philosophy of Art" and "The Ideal in Art." For the study of the general history of art, Mr. D'Anver's 'Elementary History of Art" forms a fitting introduction. As a second step the student should read more extensive works like Luebke's History of Art" Couture's "6 Painting," Fromentin, Blanc, etc.-Library News (Peoria). JAPAN.-In the Library Journal for December, Mr. Frank S. Dobbins has an interesting communication for the guidance of those who wish to purchase Japanese sketch-books. A list of these is given, with their by no means dear prices, along with the titles of numerous books on the language and arts of the country, and directions for procuring them by mail.-Nation. Mr. Dobbins also has an article on "Books about Japan" in the National Baptist, Jan. II. "Mr. Lanman's sketches of Leading Men of Japan (Lothrop) is," says the Boston Traveller, an excellent historical summary of the empire, with an account of the American expedition, and a comprehensive bibliography of foreign works relating to Japan, which add still more to the permanent value of a very useful book."


remarks; but to each statement a foot-note is
duly attached showing where the phrase, or
substance of the phrase, comes from. By this
method two advantages are secured-honesty
by the writer and cyclopædic utility by the read-
er. It is extremely useful to be able to turn to
any phase of the "Egyptian Question" describ-
ed in this book and find references to perhaps
fifty other works on the subject. Baron de
Malortie has a genius for foot-notes, and, indeed,
it is difficult to imagine how he manages to ar-
range and attach them. Those who want to
know what books, have been written about
Egypt from the middle of last century to the
middle of last October may find ample referen-
ces, full titles, and numerous extracts in Baron
de Malortie's compendium. Of Poole's "Cities
"A better
of Egypt" the Athenæum says:
handy-book for the ordinary reader who wants
to form a correct idea of ancient Egypt by read-
ing a couple of hundred pages it would not be
possible to find." (See also "Cues," Egypt, in
P. W., Aug. 19, Aug. 26, and Oct. 7, 1882.)

EGYPT.-The Athenæum, Dec. 16, notices the following new works: "The Cities of Egypt," by R. S. Poole (Smith, Elder & Co.); "Scenes from Life in Cairo: a Glimpse behind the Curtain" (Seeley, Jackson & Halliday); and Egypt: Native Rulers and Foreign Interference," by Baron de Malortie. In its other wise not very favorable comment on the latter work the Athenæum states: "The Baron's volume is mainly composed of other people's



PORTER & COATES have recently added to their octavo poets Tennyson's works, complete in one volume of 800 pages profusely illustrated.

ON Longfellow's birthday, February 27, a general subscription will be taken up throughout the country in behalf of the memorial fund. Contributions may be sent to the treasurers of the auxiliary associations in several cities, or to the Longfellow Memorial Association at Cambridge, Mass.

AMONG the volumes in preparation for the Parchment Library, issued in this country by D. Appleton & Co., are an edition of Milton's sonnets, annotated by the Rector of Lincoln College; and the earlier poems of Mr. Tennyson, in two volumes, each with a frontispiece by Mr. W. B. Richmond.

THEOLOGICAL LITERATURE.-Charles Scribner's Sons have just issued "Bibliotheca Theologica," a select and classified bibliography of theological and general religious literature by the minister of the gospel, theological student, Dr. John F. Hurst. The work is designed for teacher of advanced Bible-classes, and the general reader of religious literature as a guide to the better sources in all departments of theolog-dogs ical science.-The Critic, in its issue Jan. 20, opens a department of " Courses of Reading on Special Subjects," with Theology." The list is prepared by Philip Schaff and Francis Brown, and "is designed, not for the specialist, but for the non-professional student and reader.' Dr. Weiss'in the first volume of his great work on the "Biblical Theology of the New Testament,' just published (Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark) treats, in his introduction, of the nature of Biblical Theology and its sources, beside giving some account of its literature.




WE are informed that the copies of Richard D. Webb's "Life of John Brown," sent from Dublin to the Woman's Journal, Boston, to be Friends," but on the contrary to "the John sold for the benefit of the widow, does not refer to John Brown, the author of "Rab and his Brown of greater humanity, who took in both and colored men-the hero and martyr of Harper's Ferry."


WM. R. JENKINS has now ready a new edition of Prof. William Williams's Principles and Practice of Veterinary Surgery," considerably enlarged and entirely rewritten; also a new edition of Finlay Dun's "Veterinary Medicines," which has also been entirely rewritten. The price of the latter will be five dollars; the American edition, now on the market, however, will be retained at its present price.


S. E. CASSINO & Co. have in preparation a translation of Ernst Haeckel's new work, dische Reisebilder," an interesting account of the celebrated German evolutionist's travels in India; also a work on "Limestones and Marbles,' which will be illustrated with a number of colored plates of antique and modern specimens. They have just ready a new edition of the International Scientists' Directory for 1883," and before the end of the month they hope to issue "Taxidermy for the Young People," a practical manual by C. G. Maynard.


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WE learn from the N. Y. Tribune that a volume of the hitherto unpublished essays and lectures of the late Henry Giles is in preparation. Years ago Mr. Giles was one of the notable figures in American authorship; he was original thinker and a witty and brilliant writer and speaker. A. J. Rich, of Hyde Park, Mass., is engaged upon the new volume, and asks for reminiscence or correspondecne which Mr. Giles's friends may possess.

JOHN E. POTTER & Co. inform us that they have added to their already extensive stock of Bibles a complete line of quartos, containing the Revised New Testament. The special features of the Douay Bibles have been reinforced by the addition of a " Life of the Blessed Virgin," fully illustrated, covering nearly one hundred pages. Messrs. Potter & Co. also call attention to the fact that they are constantly adding attractive new styles to their line of photographic albums. ELDREDGE & BRO., Philadelphia, have just issued a Hand-book of Literature, English and American," by E. J. Trimble, late Professor of Literature,State Normal School, West Chester, Pa. In the present volume all the subjects referred to, viz., "History of Literature,' Critical Notice of Authors," and a variety of selec tions, have received due consideration. They have also ready "First Lessons in Physiology and Hygiene," by Charles K. Mills, M.D., and a new revised and enlarged edition of Crittenden's "Commercial Arithmetic and Business Manual."


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THOMAS NELSON & SONS have just issued a fine thick volume entitled "The parallel New Testament, Greek and English." The volume comprises the authorized version of 1611, arranged in parallel columns with the revised version of 1881, and with the Greek text follow. ed in the revised version, to which are added the readings followed in the authorized version and the readings noted in the margin of the revised version. The volume is intended to serve as a companion to the Revised Version of the New Testament. It will certainly be welcomed by students of the Scriptures.

In answering, please state edition, condition and

cheerfully make this supplementary mention, which should also include other anthologies omitted for the same reason, such as Bell's Songs from the Dramatists," Linton's "Rare Poems of the 16th and 17th centuries," Matthews' Poems of American Patriotism," and Lothrop's "The Poet and the Children.'


Munro's Lucretius, 3d ed., 2 v. Lond., 1873.
Franklin's translation of Lucian, 2 v., 4°.


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BRIDGMAN & CHILDS, Northampton, Mass.
Wilkinson's Life of Swedenborg.
Hare's Memories of a Quiet Life.

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HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co. hold the copyright of so many attractive books that they are very liable to be poached upon. Recently a prominent dry-goods house of Philadelphia sent out an advertising circular containing, in addition to the announcements of their own wares, the principal portions of Mr. Lowell's amusing poem The Courtin'," embellished with sundry strikingly bad woodcuts. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. instituted legal proceedings, and procured from the firm, in addition to a sum of money, a statement that their rights had been infringed inadvertently, and that great care should be exercised in future not to repeat the infringement. This may well be commended to persons who are accustomed to regard copyright matter as common property.

MESSRS. NOVELLO, London, will publish shortly an English version of Spitta's well-known life of J. S. Bach.

HODDER & STOUGHTON have published a translation by Canon Lyttelton of M. Bovet's · Egypt, Palestine, and Phoenicia."


SAMPSON LOW & Co. will publish_immediately the new work by the Duc de Broglie, "Frederick II. and Maria Theresa," translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey.

TRÜBNER & Co., have nearly ready a volume entitled Twelve Lectures on Painting, con




OUR attention having been called to an apparent oversight on our part in failing to in-taining the lecturers which Mr. Edward Armiclude "The Cambridge Book of Poetry and tage delivered at the Royal Academy between Song," in our summary of "The Books of 1876 and 1882. 1882,' among the more important poetical - works of the year, we would say that the omission was less owing to oversight than to the limits of the summary which confined itself to the more prominent original publications. We

CHAPMAN & HALL have in preparation a translation of M. Renan's "Souvenirs d'Enfance et de Jeunesse which have appeared in the Revue des Deux Mondes.


SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co., London, have recently issued Hints on Boat-Sailing and Racing, by Capt. C. C. P. Fitz-Gerald, which may be of interest to American yachtsmen.


WILLIAM J. Campbell, Philadelphia.
Bird's Calavar, any ed.


"" Nick of the Woods, 1st ed.
Under the heading "Books Wanted," sub- Tennyson's Princess, Eng. ed.
scribers are entitled to a free insertion of five
lines, exolusive of address, in each issue. Re-
peated matter, however, must be charged for
at the rate of 10 cents per line.



CHATTO & WINDUS have recently published a volume by Stanley Lane Poole, entitled, "Arabian Society in the Middle Ages," in which are reprinted the principal of Lane's notes to his translations of the "Arabian Nights."

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Beckwurth's Autobiography.
Neander's Planting and Training Christian Church, ed. by

E. DARROW & Co., ROCHEster, N. Y.
Tuke's Influence of the Mind on the Body. Lea.
John Todd's The Story of this Life. Harper.

2 copies ea. of v. 1, 2 and 4, American Additions to Cham-
bers' Cyclopædia, Am. Book Exchange ed., muslin.
Squibs, by Derby, pub. by Carleton.

Nos. 219, 224, 238 and 250 of North American Review.
Liberal price will be paid.

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A. H. SMYTHE, 2 Deshler BLOCK, COLUMBUS, O. The Artist and his Mission.

V. 2, Chambers' Ency. Eng. Lit., Eng. ed.
Lifting the Veil.

Curtis, History of Constitution of U. S., 2 v. Harpers.

TIBBITTS & SHAW, PROVIDENCE, R. I. John Quincy Adams' Memoirs.

D. VAN NOSTRAND & Co., Box 1741, N. Y.

Sigmund's Lectures on Venereal Diseases.
Bumstead's Venereal Diseases.
Nichols' Chronology of History.

B. WATSON, Box 943, N. Y.

The Aldine Poets, any, with Pickering's imprint, cl., uncut. WHITNEY & Adams, Springfield, Mass.

V. 1 and 2, Picturesque Europe, unbound.


G. W. MCGINNESS, PRINCETON, N. J. Smith's (William) History of New York, from its Discovery to 1732, with a continuation from 1732 to the commencement of 1814. 8°. shp., price $10. Scarce.

A Memoir of Aaron Burr, by M. L. Davis. 2 v., cl., $3. Scarce.


OMPLETE sets of all the leading Magazines and Reviews, and back numbers of some three thousand dif ferent periodicals, for sale, cheap, at the AMERICAN AND FOREIGN Magazine DepoT, 47 Dey Street, New York.

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